HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 c586W

asked the Home Secretary whether the police authorities have recently intimated that they will licence no more open-deck tram-cars on the Walthamstow urban district tramways unless fitted with suitable waterproof knee-aprons; and if a similar intimation has been given to the omnibus companies operating in the Metropolitan Police area, the great majority of whose vehicles are at present provided with no protection of this character?


I am informed by the Commissioner of Police that he has intimated to all omnibus and tramway undertakings in the Metropolitan area that, after the expiration of three months, suitable waterproof knee-coverings must be provided on all omnibuses and tramway ears presented for licensing which have seats unprotected against the weather.